Spring cleaning isn’t always fun, but it’s an excellent chance for you to open the windows and declutter your home…so that you can worry about more important things in the future. Here are 5 tips to help you maximize your spring cleaning efforts.
Have a plan. When it comes to spring cleaning, the best approach is an organized one. Not only should you have a thorough plan of what rooms in your house you plan to clean, but also a list of products, tools, and even cleaning techniques that have worked well for you in the past.
Choose the right supplies. Take note of what supplies you need to gather, instead of running back and forth. If there are supplies you need but don’t have, check out this list of DIY cleaning products before you run to the store. There’s no point in spending money if you can make it yourself, right?
Clean room by room. Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to bounce back and forth between rooms. The quickest and most efficient way to spring clean your home is to dedicate the appropriate amount of time to each room.
Get rid of the clutter. This is where so many people defeat the purpose of spring cleaning. Instead of gathering up your clutter into one location and storing it away, get rid of it! Check with your friends and neighbors to find out if your town is having a trash pickup day/weekend. This is a great opportunity for you to get rid of some useless belongings, and avoid the hoarder lifestyle.
Change your habits. The only way to ensure that your house will stay clean is to cure your messy tendencies. Come up with an easy plan that you (and your family or housemates) can follow. This could be a dishwashing schedule, vacuuming routine, or even a list of chores designated to each roommate or family member. Check out this effective house cleaning schedule, to help you get started!